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Carnival Paradise First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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13 Carnival Paradise First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

lovethesun70 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My First


I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a couple and another single friend, and we had a pretty great time. We weren't travelling with kids ...
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Sail Date December 2015

GAmom06 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

My family and I just returned from our first cruise. The kids are 7 and 9. I was both impressed and under impressed. First, the service by the staff is excellent. This we the first time in my life that I haven't had ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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Crusin vol

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Batman Adventure; Bombed by Security

We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. embarkation was easy. Our kids and grandkids have been on several cruises so they know the drill. we ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Quincynicole avatar


1 Review Written

The Smith's cruise review

This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, the service was remarkable, and our stateroom steward- Oswald was simply amazingly! He was the ...
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Sail Date June 2015

Yasay avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Freeport Bahamas

Before everything else, this was my first cruise ever (and I'm 22) so I don't have any biases or pedestal to put this cruise up against. Secondly, the food given the first two days was absolutely scrumptious!!! Lord ...
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Sail Date June 2015

tramsey48 avatar


1 Review Written

First Timer

This was my first cruise and I was afraid of sea sick as I do get motion sickness. Starting takings meds for it on Friday and again for the next three days and was fine. I did find that at the back of the boat was ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Kathyeskridge avatar


1 Review Written

First Cruise

This was our first cruise ever! I guess you learn as you go! We found the food to be plentiful and very good! We were told by other cruisers that it did not compare to other ships but we found it very enjoyable! We ...
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Sail Date March 2015

vkohout avatar


1 Review Written

Worth the Money to Relax

This was a rather last minute trip to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversay. We were looking a options we came across a cruise on the carnival paradise. I have been on one cruise before about 17 years ago on a ...
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Sail Date July 2013

davicikid avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Honest, Real (and long) Carnival Paradise Review

There are a lot of pretty bad reviews about Carnival and the Paradise, especially when comparing to other companies/boats. You Get What You Pay For. This cruise was as cheap as you can find and there is a reason for ...
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Sail Date June 2013

CamSTAR1 avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise - 5 Day - April 2nd 2012

Well first I want to say thanks to everyone on this board for all of the fantastic advice that I received before my family and I went on our 1st cruise, we just returned yesterday and the tips and info I got from ...
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Sail Date April 2012

SteveinTN avatar


1 Review Written

First timer

Okay, Let me just start off by saying although it was my first cruise, it was by no means my first vacation. I did a lot of research before our cruise, from the Internet and by asking a lot of questions to ...
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Sail Date March 2012

Nascar21n8 avatar


3 Reviews Written

First time cruise

The cruise was fun. There really is no down time if you're willing to participate in many activities. You do need to get to activities early to get seats or tables. We arrived to the deck party 1 hr early and got ...
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Sail Date February 2011

Knopul avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise Ensenada 4 Day Cruise

We found this cruise to be excellent! What it is: -Fun! If you were bored... it was your fault! There was plenty to do! -EXCELLENT service from the Carnival Paradise staff (from the embarkation staff ...
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Sail Date January 2011

Carnival Paradise Ratings

Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.8
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